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Archives for May, 2018

Reuben Awards Poster Reveals Special Honorees

Tom Richmond‘s poster for the National Cartoonists Society’s 72nd Annual Reuben Awards announces the Special Guests. Top row: Mark Tatulli, Arnold Roth, Mike Luckovich, Stephan Pastis, Glen Keane, Jake Tapper Bottom Row: Lynn Johnston, Hillary Price, Lynda Barry, Brendan Burford, Rick Stromoski The Reuben (Cartoonist of the Year) nominees were highlighted here earlier this week, […]

Posted on: May 25, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Awards Poster Reveals Special Honorees

Reuben Funnies: Heart of the City

Philadelphia homeboy Mark Tatulli, nominated for The Reuben AND for Comic Strip Divisional Award, anticipates his city filled with cartoonists in today’s Heart of the City.

Posted on: May 25, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Reuben Funnies: Heart of the City

Early Reubens Sights and Sounds

Hey, there’s Nick Galifianakis in a stylish hat. Tell me. Is that John Kovaleski fresh in from a two-and-half hour drive? Wait. Are those the McGarry brothers? Are they taller than last year? Off the record. I hear Mike Luckovich is hosting. Wasn’t he fab when he emceed in LA? -from special correspondent John Glynn […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Early Reubens Sights and Sounds

Mike Peters and Grimmy Visit Philadelphia

Mike Peters, who is nominated for divisional awards in editorial cartoons and comic strips this year, is attending The Dinner and he has brought a friend along for the weekend. While it is not surprising that Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike has previously won the Reubens’ Editorial Cartoonist division and also The (actual) Reuben, I am […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Mike Peters and Grimmy Visit Philadelphia

Philadelphia Public Library Celebrates Section 741 with CARTOONAPALOOZA

A portion of a private library’s 741 section (nicked from Brian Fies) National Cartoonists Society members are beginning to show up in Philadelphia today for The Reuben Awards Weekend. And while The Dinner and Awards Ceremony, and various seminars, and The Board meetings are all members- or invitation-only (I hear Jeff has invited brother Glen […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Philadelphia Public Library Celebrates Section 741 with CARTOONAPALOOZA

Image to Release ‘Lil’ Donnie’ Collection

The Comics Beat is reporting that Mike Norton’s “Lil’ Donnie” will be released as a collection from Image in August. From the Image release: Believe us, you’re going to love the LIL’ DONNIE, VOL. 1: EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE hardcover which collects the first 125 LIL’ DONNIE comic strips (winning!). This collection follows the timely and terrifying […]

Posted on: May 24, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Image to Release ‘Lil’ Donnie’ Collection

Updated: Ruben Bolling to Receive RFK Journalism Award Tonight

Subscription-list and nom de plume-trailblazer Ruben Bolling is to receive the 2018 RFK Journalism Award for his award-winning work on his award-winning “Tom the Dancing Bug” comic. The event is being held tonight at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. @RubenBolling @Newseum Update: Ruben Bolling’s RFK Journalism Award Photo © Bruce Guthrie and Ruben Bolling receiving his award […]

Posted on: May 23, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on Updated: Ruben Bolling to Receive RFK Journalism Award Tonight

Mid-Week Quick Hits

The ECBACC Pioneer/ Lifetime Achievement Awards 2018 This past week in Philadelphia The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention presented its Hall of Fame awards to Ray Billingsley (Curtis), Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I’m Coming From), Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz), Tayo Fatunla (Our Roots), and Ralph Stevenson (Concepts in Communication, Inc.).   The Missouri Man […]

Posted on: May 23, 2018,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: Comments Off on Mid-Week Quick Hits

King Features Syndicate Bolsters Marketing and Licensing Teams with New Hires

King Features Syndicate today announced several exciting new hires to support an aggressive vision for the company that includes expansion into entertainment platforms and new artist and IP acquisition. The new team includes, Ricky Li and Christina Nix Lynch, Directors of Licensing, Bridgette Bek, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Erinn Smart, Director of Business Development, […]

Posted on: May 22, 2018,  Section: Licensing, Comments: Comments Off on King Features Syndicate Bolsters Marketing and Licensing Teams with New Hires

Hogan’s Alley Predicts The Reubens

Tom Heintjes, who knows all about comics past and present, now presumes to divine the future as he predicts who will win their respective Reuben Awards this Memorial Day Weekend. Tom’s been doing this for 12 years and, though he is not always right, it is always an interesting bit of handicapping. Also regarding this […]

Posted on: May 22, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: Comments Off on Hogan’s Alley Predicts The Reubens

What They’ve Done to Glenn McCoy is Despicable

As mentioned here last week Glenn McCoy announced on his Facebook page 10 days ago that the Belleville News-Democrat had let him go. Among the messages of well-wshes Glenn let it be known that, while it was the newspaper that made the decision, he wasn’t terribly upset. “I think I’m going to focus on my […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 5 Comments

Reuben Nominee Profile: Mark Tatulli

Mark Tatulli As far back as he can remember, Mark was, “always a cartoonist. I drew cartoons for my elementary, junior high and high school papers.” He was lucky too. “My parents and teachers always encouraged me.” Mark’s syndicated career began with the short-lived Bent Halos” comic strip. He succeeded with Heart of the City, […]

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: Comic strips, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

“Mo” by Ann Telnaes

A tweet by Wiley Miller: New weekly feature by the great Ann Telnaes! Go there NOW!!’ Which led me to “Mo” by Ann Telnaes. Now you know as much as I do.

Posted on: May 21, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: 5 Comments

More Weekend Quick Hits

Joel Pett interviewed The Lexington Herald-Leader’s editorial cartoonist interviewed.   Shutting Down the Opposition – 100 Years Ago In 1918 Paul Berge finds the First Amendment under fire… from the press.   German Newspaper Fires Editorial Cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch fired after cartoon that passed editorial muster is printed.   Santa Rosa cartoonist’s Black Panther cartoon […]

Posted on: May 20, 2018,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comments: Comments Off on More Weekend Quick Hits

Reuben Nominee Profile: Hilary B. Price

Hilary Price “Hilary Price is an amazing cartoonist, educator, and communicator…She is truly a delight!” – Phil O’Donoghue When Rhymes with Orange made its debut in June 1995, Hilary became the youngest woman with a syndicated daily comic strip. An early (1996) Rhymes With Orange My early inspirations were Shel Silverstein for the clever word […]

Posted on: May 20, 2018,  Section: Reuben, Comments: 1 Comment